Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.

In an interview with the Daily Caller on Wednesday, the Illinois Democrat applauded President Obama for directing his staff to greenlight job-creating initiatives without congressional approval after his $447 billion jobs bill was defeated in the Senate this week.

“Now we’re making some progress,” Jackson said, comparing the legislative gridlock in Congress to the states that seceded from the union during the Civil War.

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126 comments on “Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each
  1. schnitzelschitzen says:

    The next step could probably be to render our Congress useless and from there build an army from the ranks of the unemployed, turn them against the wealthy and call off the 2012 presidential election. I could be wrong, but as long as our Congress men and women remain spineless or bought, the voice of The People will go unheard and our freedoms lost.

    • John Detwiler says:

      Boy you hit the nail on the head when you said BOUGHT.

    • I have a thought on this civilian army thing. It is well known that Muslim terrorist are in America and they are allowed to train with weapons including automatic firearms on American soil. Yes, although is is a federal offense to possess fully automatic forearms the FBI is well aware that Muslims are training in training camps that are fully operational around the USA. Why are these aliens allowed to have firearm training camps in America? I thought these aliens were here to work and to attend college. Since the feds are not stopping the Muslims from training with firearms on American soil and since we well know Obama is a closet Muslim could these well trained Muslims be called to arms at the request of their leader Barack Obama? Something to think about people.

      • schnitzelschitzen says:

        Ed, this is well said and I just wonder which other groups could be included with those, possibly union thugs, black panthers, along with well armed illegal cartell? You know, the government sponsored fast and furious crowd. Something is definately in the wind.

    • mandinka says:

      better still lets have those drawing unemployment do community service in exchange for their checks

  2. fliteking says:

    Scary this guy ALREADY works for the Gov't.

    • John Detwiler says:

      And ignorant politicians like this are the very reason we are in the straits that we are in. Let's start by defeating him and others like him at the polls. Vote Republican. I realize this is second best and there are a lot of RINOS, but this is our only hope.

    • Alio says:

      Jesse, shut it up and sit down. You've lived as a leech off the government and now you want others to do the same? It's time we learn we must live by the sweat of our brow and not have our hand out for everything.

    • evermyrtle says:

      Jesse Jackson has finally lost it completely!!!

    • Sammys Dad says:

      And people vote for this guy. Does this tell you anything about the state of America? Representatives with this mental dementia being re-elected continually is destroying the very crux of our American life. Just remember, a government that robs Peter to pay Paul will ALWAYS be supported by Paul. Once the Pauls of our country reach the 50% level of our population, America is doomed. Hey, just look at Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Next Stop, America??

    • Ohio Tony says:

      Jessie Jackson Jr. is just like his father–stupid, a fraud, and a shake down artist. How many of these stupid liberals are we the people going to have to get rid of in order to introduce real reform to help ease the burden on those that create jobs–you know the one percenters.

    • johnsnare says:

      I guess under Jacksons rule, every American will have a job. What job, and with what company. This idiot, and his father before him, always had a simplistic solution to all of America's problem. Just hand out money. where the hell do these two think the money comes from? Both have never had a real job, and always stoke the flames. Please Mr. Jackson,keep your mouth shut, until you have something intelligent to say.

    • One Human Being says:

      In my opinion, this jerk is a lunatic!!! 'Do we have to put up with Lunies like this? I say no Whatever his name is, he hasn't one half the brains he should have…

  3. Elizabeth_MC says:

    Does Jessie Jr. have a printing machine in his basement?

    • wayne74467 says:

      Its possible, he's from Chicago. He may have taken over from our dear leader.

    • dingbat36 says:

      This is the "brilliant" Democrat to whom Rod Blagojevich wanted to sell Obama's vacated US Senate seat?

    • IGotAComment says:

      Maybe … more likely he has 'grow lights' for his personal use given the crazy ideas he comes with.

    • John Kramer says:

      That is an excellant question. Jessie Jackson Jr. may have a printing machine in his basement. The only thing he does not have is a brain. He needs a brain. That is why Jr. is so stupid.

  4. asap says:

    He's as dumb and ugly as his ignorant father.

    • budman says:

      He is a copy of his father who, like one his classmates in high school, described as a person who only cared about himself and mugging for the camera. This person was my neighbor until she recently moved back to North Carolina and she is black., a school teacher and very intelligent woman.

      This is just another example of a dimwit throwing out something to get attention knowing it is not feasible or having knowledge of the financial position status of our government.

    • John Kramer says:

      You are right on the money about that. There is no doubt about that.

  5. asap says:

    He's as dumb and ugly as his ignorant father and looks angry like most other blacks.

  6. SEAN MURRY says:

    I think he has a loose screw he acts like most blacks angry.

  7. susann says:

    Enter texhet right here!

    • suann says:

      He's a radical idiot…what about people who are working now and make nowhere near $40,000. Do they get a raise? Why doesn't he, his father, Sharpton, and the rest of the gang pay off Barry's debt first. There are no jobs Jesse. Are you talking about more government handouts to your friends who don't even want to work, and never have. Get a life Jackson…

  8. Maverick Coone says:

    Another dumb communist product from the ghetto who obviously knows nothing about economics and wants more handouts for his bothers that don't work.

    • Friend of John Wayne says:

      Just more handouts for his friends who don't want to work but want another way to get free money.
      Why doesn't he offer some of his money?It is kind of like this, do we ever see taliban leaders going the human bomb route?
      Naa, they talk big but do nothing. Maybe jr. could do something like that?? My black friends say he is a pampered and lazy SOB. Fits.

    • christin says:

      kinda weird that he definitely aint from the ghetto…how that mentality just gets drilled into them…i do not get it, and i wonder if liberals brains look different since they obviously work very differently…or maybe they know the truth, but just want the power and control? strange way to live your life.

  9. gunboy says:

    yeah 800 billion to Jesse and 10 dollars to the people,,i havent stopped laughing since he introduced it weks ago,these jacksons are hilarious

    • dingbat36 says:

      My adjective would be "pathetic"!!

    • Phillip Smith says:

      Not only hilarious but dumb and stupid as hell. What does he propose that these people do to earn that money. Oh! gather in the streets and demand more. It proves the people in Chicago who voted for this imbecile are as stupid as he is. He is a disgrace to this country just like his idiot father.

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  10. gunboy says:

    look out its another jackson shakedown,,,,,really very entertaining though

  11. gunboy says:

    thats just for the first year,,what happens after that!!!is this guy a super-dunce

  12. David in MA says:

    Guess who's name is on this list!
    Yup. JJ, Jr.

    • Noel says:

      Wow…read the list, and didn't realize there were so many declared stinking socialists in the congress. Maybe Republicans should use that as a campaign issue.

  13. Aardvark says:

    After being unemployed since 2004 I could suddenly get a job at $40,000? Hey, get out of the way, here I come. Maybe I could become a greeter at the rotunda, or the Smithsonian, or even the White House? How about a real job in government procurement acquisition – I already know how to buy objects for defense.

    • JerryM says:

      I know how to buy objects for defense also and I carry them on me.

    • FlaJim says:

      Naw, I'd prefer something that's mostly sitting with an opportunity to get up and stretch from time to time. Maybe I could be one of those mystery czars whose duties and responsibilities are hazy at best.

  14. Dan Clamage says:

    The only gridlock is in the senate, and that’s only because Reid refuses to even bother reading the 15 separate job creating bills passed by the House.

  15. D. Roberts says:

    What a f@#$cking joke. $40,000 a year!!!!!! I am retired and have to supplement my savings with a full time job and bring home about $23,000 a year. Where di I sign up for this or is it only for the poor minorities. We already give them 99 weeks of free handouts. There are jobs out there, but you have to get up before 2:00pm

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